Hotel Ritz Plaza
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... any. Passing the paper shops which smelled of not much, to the motor bike and car bits shops, we were pretty sure we could have made a car on one street (if we knew how) just by buying all the relevant pieces, they all smelled of burnt oil and grease. Further along there was the beginning of a slum area, not a large one but sizable enough and the smell here was not so pleasant, it smelled of raw sewage and sweat, it was a hot ...
... on the lake. The temple is made from solid gold and is absolutely stunning. It was well lit so it reflected in the inky black lake and was just a perfect picture.
We queued with all the colourful people down the causeway to the island where the golden temple was and then everybody just sat down. not being able to move forward any further we sat down with them. The service started inside the temple and the service from inside was piped outside so everyone could hear ...
... steps, we were right at the top. We sat there and there came so many
people, it was crazy. It was like a circle, a semi circle on india’s side and
the other was Pakistan on their side of the border. The army was there and they
had these crazy hats. We were sat for about an hour on the steps before much
happened and I started to feel really ill!!!! I suddenly realized I had to get
down the steps ...
... at two temples, one a Muslim replica of the Golden Temple, (so bad I didn't even take a picture), and the other was what I called a 'mini putt' type temple. In this one we entered by a stairway, walked along a narrow corridor, crawled into a cave-like tunnel, came out through a snakes mouth, waded through ankle deep water to a place where everyone was ringing a bell, the first chance we had, we got out of it!
The border cerimony was interesting. ...
... destination. I was just juggling the options when a South African couple who I'd been chatting to told me that their travel rep had told them that this was common as the flights have so few passengers and that the next day may have the same outcome. So that was that, a flight to godknowswhere followed by a long bus ride it was to be.The plane to ****nows was like one of those air fix models you get as a kid with 2 propellers and a 1970's ...